Motorola Solutions announced that Oakland, CA, selected the company's PremierOne CAD Software's "Disaster Recovery as a Service" (DRaaS) solution to help ensure the resilience of its computer-aided dispatch (CAD) operations in the event of a disaster.
January 28, 2020
Police agencies in California are getting closer to acquiring and deploying new technology that can reportedly detect the presence of TCH in the system of drivers suspected of driving under the influence.
October 14, 2019
The bill from Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, takes effect at the start of 2020 and expires after three years. Ting initially proposed a permanent ban on the technology.
October 9, 2019
NGA 911 LLC announced it has partnered with California to replace an outdated 9-1-1 system with the Next Generation of 9-1-1. NGA 911 says this new state-of-the-art technology puts California at the forefront of emergency preparedness.
October 7, 2019
Axon Records allows agencies to streamline the report writing process so that officers have more time to spend in their community. This RMS is fully configurable, so agencies can create custom forms, workflows and work-groups to meet their specific needs.
October 2, 2019
The proposal, introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin, would also require public input and the supervisors’ approval before agencies buy investigative technology with public funds. That includes the purchase of license plate readers, toll readers, closed-circuit cameras, body cams, and biometrics technology and software for forecasting criminal activity.
May 7, 2019
LAPD Captain Greg Meyer (ret.) discusses some of the benefits of body-worn cameras, such as proving an officer's innocence of wrongdoing when falsely accused by a citizen, as well as some limitations.
April 18, 2019
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore plans to scrap a controversial program that uses data to identify individuals who are most likely to commit violent crimes, bowing to criticism included in an audit and by privacy groups.
April 10, 2019
The precedent-setting BVLOS provision is a major regulatory win for the entire U.S. drone industry. It will not only lay the groundwork for other public safety agencies, but also open the door for other industries to benefit from their successes.
March 19, 2019
The Fremont (CA) Police Department recently released video of an incident in February showing how an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a thermal imaging camera helped to locate a child missing from a local school for the deaf.
March 8, 2019
Data obtained from a murdered woman's "Fitbit" activity tracker may have led police in California to the suspected murderer.
October 5, 2018
Alto Alliance is a technology platform with comprehensive analytics that ties together retailers' data with industry-wide resources to efficiently bridge the gap between retail, law enforcement, and the judicial system to prosecute repeat offenders and organized retail crime gangs.
October 4, 2018
To foster the creation of a Smart City, AT&T and Los Angeles are in talks regarding a public-private partnership with Internet of Things (IoT) technology and support for the deployment of small cell technology.
September 14, 2018
"Drones will be flying over watching the perimeters. It takes us a few minutes to get an officer to a perimeter breach but a drone takes 45 seconds," Indio Police Sgt. Dan Marshall said. "The drones will also allow us to monitor traffic better than before."
April 13, 2018
"The purpose is primarily for emergency situations," Oceanside police Lt. Aaron Doyle said last week. "It won't be used when someone complains about a neighbor flying a drone. It's pretty much for a life-or-death situation, to save lives."
April 10, 2018